Susan Jane Nicolson

Susan Jane Nicolson PhD, BScHons, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Dr Susan Nicolson is a general practitioner based at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She is Honorary Fellow in the Department of General Practice and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne.

Susan was awarded her PhD in Psychiatry in 2012. She has completed Postgraduate Certificate Programs in Infant Parent Mental Health jointly run by the Royal Children’s Hospital and University of Melbourne. She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Diplomate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a member of the World Association of Infant Mental Health and of the Marcé Society.

Dr Nicolson's clinical and research work involves attachment-based support of vulnerable families from diverse backgrounds, including pregnant and parenting adolescents and their infants. She has found the NBO (Newborn Behavioural Observations) to be a valuable tool in her own work, and among professionals engaging with families from birth-three months of age, to understand the nuances of newborn behaviour and experience, and to support the parentinfant relationship. She is a faculty member of NBO Australia, the national training program for professionals based at The Royal Women’s Hospital and is a master NBO trainer in the international NBO organisation.

Publications by Dr Susan Nicolson 

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